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Linux 4.4, Free Electrons contributions

Linux 4.4 has been released, a week later than the normal schedule in order to allow kernel developers to recover from the Christmas/New Year period. As usual, LWN has covered the 4.4 cycle merge window, in two articles: part 1 … Continue reading

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Linux 4.3 released, Free Electrons contributions inside

The 4.3 kernel release has been released just a few days ago. For details about the big new features in this release, we as usual recommend to read LWN.net articles covering the merge window: part 1, part 2 and part … Continue reading

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Linux 4.2 released, Free Electrons contributions inside

Linus Torvalds has released last sunday the 4.2 release of the Linux kernel. LWN.net covered the merge window of this 4.2 release cycle in 3 parts (part 1, part 2 and part 3), giving a lot of details about the … Continue reading

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Linux 4.1 released, Free Electrons 17th contributing company

Linus Torvalds recently released the 4.1 Linux kernel, for which LWN.net gave a good description of the major new features: 4.1 Merge window, part 1, 4.1 Merge window, part 2, The 4.1 merge window closes. As usual, Free Electrons engineers … Continue reading

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Buildroot 2015.05 release, Free Electrons contributions inside

The Buildroot project has recently released a new version, 2015.05. With exactly 1800 patches, it’s the largest release cycle ever, with patches from more than 100 different contributors. It’s an impressive number, showing the growing popularity of Buildroot as an … Continue reading

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Free Electrons working on the $9 C.H.I.P. computer

If you’re following the news about embedded Linux and new cool development platforms, you for sure couldn’t miss the announcement on the world’s first $9 computer. This computer, called C.H.I.P., was started through a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter and reception … Continue reading

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New training course on Buildroot: materials freely available

Last year, Free Electrons launched a new training course on using the Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded to develop embedded Linux systems. In the selection of build system tools available in the embedded Linux ecosystem, another very popular choice is Buildroot, … Continue reading

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2015 Q1 newsletter

This article was published on our quarterly newsletter. The Free Electrons team wishes you a Happy New Year for 2015, with plenty of optimism and energy! Free Electrons is happy to take this opportunity to share some news about the … Continue reading

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Linux 3.18 released, Free Electrons 13th contributing company

Linus Torvalds has recently released the 3.18 version of the Linux kernel. As usual, LWN.net made an excellent coverage of the merge window: part 1, part 2 and part 3. As of 3.18-rc6, LWN.net gathered some statistics about the 3.18 … Continue reading

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DMAEngine Documentation: Work (finally) in Progress

While developping a DMA controller driver for the Allwinner A31 SoCs (that eventually got merged in the 3.17 kernel), I’ve realised how under-documented the DMAEngine kernel subsystem was, especially for a newcomer like I was. After discussing this with a … Continue reading

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